Miles of Smiles Club to host holiday drive

The Miles of Smiles Club will support the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a Christmas drive. Previously known as the Helping Hands Club, the Miles of Smiles Club is working in conjunction with the Holidays from the Heart program. The program serves families who have a child in the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and cannot […]

Velvet Daisies makes cards for charity

The Velvet Daisies Club will make cards for the holidays. All proceeds will benefit the Early Head Start program at the Children’s Institute, Inc. Velvet Daisies was founded in 2013 by Angela Chon ’16 and Justine Chen ’16. In additon to making holiday cards, Velvet Daisies also sells handmade jewelry on their website. The Children’s […]

Journalists join online news group

Ten Chronicle journalists were selected to serve as members of the 2015-2016 ASNE Youth Journalism Student Advisory Board. Chronicle staffers Josie Abugov ’18, Ellis Becker ’18, Elly Choi ’18, Sofia Guillen ’18, Sammi Handler ’17, Brittany Hong ’18, Nicole Kim ’18, Alena Rubin ’18, Kate Schrage ’18 and Danielle Spitz ’18 will join other students […]

Model UN participates at UCLA conference

The Model UN club attended BruinMUN conference held at UCLA Nov. 14-15. The club represented Greece and Jordan in committees such as the General Assembly, Security Council and UN Development Program. The conference consisted of three levels: six novice committees (beginning level), 12 general assemblies (intermediate level) and four crisis committees (advanced level). Each committee […]

Author discusses pressure with parents

Psychiatrist and author Michael Thompson spoke to parents about his book “The Pressured Child” in Saperstein Theatre Nov. 10. Thompson discussed the process of students going through grade school and ultimately reaching college admissions. His speech also featured examples and stories about parents pressuring their children to excel in school and to get into elite […]

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

The College Board was delayed in sending many seniors’ SAT, SAT Subject Test, and AP exam scores to colleges by Nov. 1, the early application deadline of most colleges, causing extra stress during the college application process. The situation resolved itself as almost all colleges extended their deadlines since the delay was not the students’ […]

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

The athletics department has decided to eliminate Wednesday as a practice day but add half an hour of playing time to all other days except Friday during the midterms testing week. The old schedule allotted an hour each day for practicing Monday through Thursday, with no practice on Friday. “From an athletic standpoint, an hour […]

Teachers introduce new classes

Three new courses will be offered next year at the Upper School: Broadcast Journalism, Analysis of Interactive Media and Advanced Placement Computer Science Principals. Because Harvard-Westlake has been live broadcasting sports games and events, yearbook teacher Max Tash has created a Broadcast Journalism class. The class will work in tandem with the Chronicle to build […]

Youth Ending Hunger feeds homeless

Members of the Youth Ending Hunger Club cooked food for the homeless at the Ocean Park Community Center Samoshel Shelter on Friday. Participating members took a bus to the Santa Monica shelter to prepare and serve dinner to shelter residents. “Helping out is nice because part of it is just with your friends in the […]

Debate team competes in writing forum

The Harvard-Westlake International Public Policy Forum Debate Team was selected from teams across the world to compete in the 15th annual International Public Policy Forum. The team members are captain Jesse Nadel ’17, Allison Gorokhovsky ’17, Dario Madyoon ’17 and Kevin Wesel ’17. The IPPF is an international essay-writing debate competition in which the top […]